Stats / Jockeys / H. W. Lai

H. W. Lai

Type: Freelance Jockey

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 35. Alex Lai rode his first Hong Kong winner in 2004 when indentured to Peter Ho's stable. He was twice champion apprentice and rode his 70th winner in December 2007 to complete his apprenticeship. His first big win came on Mr Medici, for his old boss, in the 2009 HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup. Lai's supreme moment to date came when he and Ricky Yiu joined forces with Ultra Fantasy to win the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama, Japan, in October 2010, thereby becoming the first all-Chinese trainer-jockey partnership to triumph in a G1 overseas. Lai was sidelined for all bar the first three meetings of the 2017/18 season and the whole of the 2018/19 season due to a badly fractured wrist suffered in a race fall.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2004/05 & 2005/06).

Notable Race Wins Include
Sprinters Stakes (2010 Ultra Fantasy), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2009 Ultra Fantasy), HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2009 Mr Medici).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 273 (win strike rate: 4.67%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 2
No of runs for season: 108
Win %: 1.85
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 17
Total stakes: $3,217,310
Win stakes: $1,377,690
No of 2nds: 2
No of 3rds: 4
Percentage for season: 7.41
Profit/Loss: ($539)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2010235122730005422342001110001
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000440
120000018180
16501017911.11
1800001230
2200000110
ShatinAll weather1200000990
16501006714.29
1800000110
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
1000000660
120000017170
140002115180
1600001780
1800000550
2000000220
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20000001040021821286
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20110461144200020
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
P. F. Yiu100910
Y. S. Tsui1121519
C. H. Yip00011
C. S. Shum0001717
C. W. Chang00022
K. H. Ting00033
K. L. Man0111618
K. W. Lui00088
L. Ho0012526
W. Y. So00044